Untimely passing of Mary Barron: 2019 will long be remembered as a very sad one for the members of West Waterford with the passing of two young members in a matter of weeks. When news of Mary Barron’s death trickled through there was a feeling of utter disbelief. Mary had served as Lady Captain in 2015 bringing an energy and efficiency to the role. Indeed Mary was following in the footsteps of her late mother Joanne who also served as Lady Captain and who predeceased Mary in February. No visitor or member visited West Waterford without a hearty welcome from Mary. Mary was a true driving force and introduced procedures to the administration of the Club which are still in place today. Mary was so popular and was always in demand to both go out and have a game of golf with or just to have the chat and banter in the Clubhouse. Her presence will be greatly missed. On behalf of our Lady Captain Phil Kelly, I would like to extend our sincere sympathies to Mary’s father Tom and her brothers Pat and Liam, sister in law Martina and nieces Meabh and Sarah.
Winter League: The first round of the Winter League has been played. Castletroy captained by Eithne Ashby head the field, closely followed by East Cork captained by Mary Herlihy and West Waterford captained by Aoife McGovern. Congratulations to Eithne Ashby with a score of 29 points.The second round of singles is now underway. All matches must be played by January 9th. Please consult the noticeboard.
Coastal Alliance: The Coastal Alliance competition was hosted in West Waterford on the 5th December. The course was in very good condition considering the recent inclement weather. The winner was Mel O Connor from Tramore with our own esteemed Treasurer Stella Kinsella filling 2nd place. Pat Flanagan from Dungarvan was 3rd while the category winners included Kate McNamara, Dungarvan, Ida Considine Dungarvan and Bridget Blackwell, West Waterford
Christmas Hamper: Our Christmas Hamper competition took place on the 5th December. The winners will certainly have plenty to feast on over the festive period. The winner was Jo Swayne with 29 points winning on a countback from Eithne Ashby also with 29 Points. In third we had June Whyte with with 23 points
November 9 Hole: The November 9 hole sponsored by June Whyte went to Deirdre Ruane with 35 points, followed by Una Mulligan with 34 points and Marie T Curran with 33 points
On-Going Competitions: At the moment there are 2 competitions running – the 13 Hole and 9 Hole competitions